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Stucco is prized as an exterior siding  component for its good looks, resilience and as a comparatively low-maintenanceext...
Body Without Links        Stucco is valued as an exterior siding product for itsappearance, resilience and as a comparativ...
Aside from moisture problems; poor craftsmanship, inferior aggregateproducts and failure to add expansion joints are also ...
Breaking 4 Rotting 5 Structural Issues 6 Wood Damage 7 Leaks 8Moisture & Mold on Structural Columns 9
Health Hazards from Mold Exposure * Breathing Problems * Nasal & SinusCongestion * Nose, Throat, Skin & Eye Irritation * C...
Bottoms of windows are discolored 3 Base trim is warped 4 Wet carpet 5Musty smell in the home       As a residential home ...
In cases with moisture damages, much larger and more pricey structuralproblems could quite possibly occur the longer you w...
If you live in a region with heavy precipitation, you should opt for a bettermaterial suited for your residence rather tha...
Wood siding calls for heavy maintenance and can certainly be expensive overtime and stone or brick veneers are pricey     ...
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  1. 1. Stucco is prized as an exterior siding component for its good looks, resilience and as a comparatively low-maintenanceexterior finish in various parts of the United States. For may people, stucco is a big upgrade from vinyl siding but is a more economical alternative than brick or stone exterior siding. Stucco is a poroussubstance which absorbs moisture, making it a good choice for siding in areas of the US that experience an abundance of dry weather.IT support
  2. 2. Body Without Links Stucco is valued as an exterior siding product for itsappearance, resilience and as a comparatively low-maintenance exterior finishin numerous parts of the US For many folks, stucco is a substantial step upfrom vinyl siding and yet is a less expensive option than brick or stone sidingStucco is a porous substance which absorbs water, making it a good choicefor exterior siding in areas of the country that enjoy an abundance of dryweather In the Northeast however, stucco failure is an increasing issuegiven that it is an area that experiences a considerable amount of yearlyprecipitation This rainfall will penetrate the stuccos porous exterior surfaceand if the stucco was not set up correctly and the installer did not employ theuse of moisture barriers, weep screeds or flashing; the water will get entrapedunderneath the stucco and will absorb into other materials This could certainlyresult in a broad range of hidden damages
  3. 3. Aside from moisture problems; poor craftsmanship, inferior aggregateproducts and failure to add expansion joints are also common root causes ofstucco failure in our area Improperly installed stucco can bring on a number ofcosmetic and structural issues with your home and can also expose you andyour family to potential health hazards Beneath is a list of examplesoutlining what kind of damages stucco failure can bring on and the resultingphysical health hazards 1 Cosmetic Issues 2 Cracking 3
  4. 4. Breaking 4 Rotting 5 Structural Issues 6 Wood Damage 7 Leaks 8Moisture & Mold on Structural Columns 9
  5. 5. Health Hazards from Mold Exposure * Breathing Problems * Nasal & SinusCongestion * Nose, Throat, Skin & Eye Irritation * Central Nervous SystemDisorders Tips on how to Identify Stucco Failure There are a variety oftell-tale signs of stucco failure Take a look at the exterior and interior of yourhouse, if you spot any of the signs listed below, your home could beexperiencing stucco failure Exterior Signs Cracking or Breaking 1Brown streaks turn up just below the corners of windows or where windowsare joined 2 Brown streaks show at intersections of walls and roofsInterior Signs 1 Leaking windows or doors 2
  6. 6. Bottoms of windows are discolored 3 Base trim is warped 4 Wet carpet 5Musty smell in the home As a residential home builder and homeimprovement contractor, I see stucco failure frequently Usually homeownerarent even cognizant they have a problem until its revealed while switchingout windows or building an addition onto their property Suggestions forReplacement If you conclude your property is experiencing stucco failure,the quicker you act, the better
  7. 7. In cases with moisture damages, much larger and more pricey structuralproblems could quite possibly occur the longer you wait to take care of theissue There have indeed been instances where supporting columnsweakened by moisture disintegrated so extremely that floors on the 2nd storyof houses began to sag alongside the ceilings on the first floor Medicaldangers related with mold are something you will want to handle without delayas well Certain homeowners decide to employ a stucco removalprofessional and have their stucco patched or repaired As a a seasoned homebuilder, I recommend taking off damaged stucco in its entirety, repairing orreplacing damaged windows and effected building products; and putting up amuch more reliable exterior siding product all together
  8. 8. If you live in a region with heavy precipitation, you should opt for a bettermaterial suited for your residence rather than repair a product that has arecognized failure history There are many products and materials to selectfrom when re-siding a house While you could elect to change out stucco withvinyl siding as a low cost solution, I dont recommend it Vinyl siding does nothave a very long life span and is prone to twisting and weather damage Otheroptions consist of wood siding, stone siding, IT support brick siding or fibercement siding
  9. 9. Wood siding calls for heavy maintenance and can certainly be expensive overtime and stone or brick veneers are pricey I advise making use of FiberCement Siding for both siding replacement and new dwellings alike There areseveral makers of Fiber Cement Siding that offer solutions that match a widerange of budgets Fiber Cement Siding usually comes with a 30-year warrantyand is: rot resistant, impervious to termites, highly durable (resistant to rain,wind, hail, snow and sun), has a true wood-grain look and feel and can beeasily painted
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